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 Why the N64 Byte Swap?
 
Argument: ROM data , Closed by: xuom2
rszasz @ 2016-09-05 21:53:25

Why is the N64 no-intro dat for the byte swapped versions?
C. V. Reynolds @ 2016-09-06 13:31:44

This comes up every now and then. It's been argued that byte-swapping is more accurate. On the flip side, others have argued that NOT byte-swapping is more accurate.

I think offering a Datomatic option for each method would be the best thing possible. The Nintendo DS has an option for encrypted or decrypted, so it certainly can be done.
rszasz @ 2016-09-07 08:45:20

Byte swapping was the earlier dump format and used by the first non Nintendo development platform/flash cart. However it's pretty clearly ass backwards. I use RetroArch and it seems to use the no-intro day files to do rom recognition having a big endian/direct dump version would be nice.